A temporary email, also known as a disposable email, is a type of email account that is intended for short-term use. These types of email accounts are typically used to protect a user's primary email address from spam, unwanted emails, or other unwanted contact. A temporary email is typically created for a specific purpose, such as signing up for a website or online service, and is discarded or deactivated once it is no longer needed. Some temporary email services also provide the feature to auto-delete the email after certain period of time. These services may also include features such as email forwarding and the ability to use custom domain names.